Jerry Melvin Faris, 83, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at his home in Tallahassee, FL.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311, (850) 942-2929. Family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. prior to service. A private burial will be held at the Tallahassee National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2851 Remington Green Circle, Ste. C, Tallahassee, FL 32308.
Jerry was born November 20, 1938 in Unionville, TN to Herbert W. and Sara C. Faris. A resident of Tallahassee since 1980, he retired from the State of Florida Department of Transportation and was also a retired Major in the United States Army. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and enjoyed traveling. He was a member of Thomasville Road Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Melba Fay Faris; sons, Darrell Chris Faris (Darlene), Kenneth Dwayne Faris (Kim), and Eric Nathan Faris (Alison) all of Tallahassee; a sister, Peggy Orrell (Burton) of Shelbyville.